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Debility

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A debility is a weakening of a planet through its placement in certain signs and houses. Planets in the sign of their detriment or fall, or in the house opposed to the natural house ruled by the planet, are said to be debilitated. The basic idea informing the notion of debility is that there are certain signs or houses whose energies are incompatible with the characteristics of certain planets, and that this inharmonious blending of energies serves to lessen the strength of a planet’s influence. For various reasons, but principally because the influence of planets so placed does not actually seem to be weakened, contemporary astrologers have largely abandoned the use of this term.

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New Delhi, Feb 15 ( ANI ): Emphasizing that agricultural development must be accompanied by measures to remove the debilities of the farmers and empower them through marketing, finances and organisations of farmers, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday financial exclusion has indeed been a bane for Indian agriculturists.
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